Joffrey Ballet Announces 2006-07 Season

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The Joffrey Ballet's 2006-07 season will include Frederick Ashton's Cinderella and a retrospective of rarely seen works by founders Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey, the company announced.

The season represents the second half of the Joffrey's two-year celebration of its 50th anniversary.

According to the company, the Joffrey's production of Ashton's Cinderella in October will be the first ever of the ballet by an American company. (It has been performed by touring companies in the United States.)

"This production of Cinderella was Robert Joffrey's final wish for the company so we pay tribute to him by presenting it," said Arpino, the Joffrey's director.

After presenting Joffrey's Nutcracker in December, the company will perform a program of groundbreaking 20th-century works in February 2007. They include Massine's Les Pr_sages, Balanchine's Cotillon, and Kurt Jooss's The Green Table.

The season ends in April and May 2006 with a program titled "Founders' Gold." It will include Robert Joffrey's Gamelan, a work set to Lou Harrison's music and not seen for three decades; Arpino's Sea Shadow, set to Ravel and not seen since 1981; and Arpino's Suite St. SaêŠns.

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